Scripture Reference : Judges 6:33-40
This story is found in the Bible in the book of Judges. It happened at a time when enemies of Israel kept attacking them and stealing their crops.
Gideon was afraid of the enemy soldiers but God asked him to be brave and become commander of an army who would protect his people.
Gideon was scared and asked God, ‘If you really want me to lead an army please show me a sign. Look I have a sheep fleece here, all dry and woolly.’
‘I will leave the fleece here on the ground for the night. In the morning, if the ground is dry but the fleece is wet then I will lead the army.’
Sure enough, the next morning, Gideon felt the ground and it was dry. But when he lifted up the fleece it was wet.
But Gideon still did not believe God would help him lead an army to defeat their enemies. So he asked God to give him another sign. ‘This time, if I leave the fleece on the ground during the night, if the ground is wet but the fleece is dry I will lead the army for You.
Sure enough, the next morning, the ground was wet but the fleece was fluffy and dry.
Gideon was now sure God wanted him to lead an army, so he got a sword and gathered soldiers.
Gideon had to keep trusting God and God gave him a great victory. He and his army won because he obeyed God and did what God told him to do